Quotation by Elyse Zorn Karlin

There is an anecdote passed around in psychoanalytical circles, about a boy who for no apparent reason reached the age of six without ever speaking. One night he suddenly said, "Please pass the mashed potatoes." The boy had never spoken before because his mother had always met every one of his needs without him saying a word. This is the epitome of the too good mother.
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